Channel Switching Problem On Mesa 50 Cal +

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  1. docgorpon

    docgorpon Member

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    I have a mesa 50 cal + combo. It's the el84 version. You can only switch channels with a footswitch. This one won't switch to the dirty channel. When you hit the button, you can hear the lead channel for a split second and then back to the clean.
    Ideas if this is a big deal, or something little (cheap)?
     
  2. AR-305

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    Sounds like you may have a momentary contact foot switch, or the switch is not latching anymore (broken). You need a latching switch for this purpose.
     
  3. docgorpon

    docgorpon Member

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    That was my first thought. But I tried it with a known working latching pedal.
     
  4. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Are you using a Mesa footswitch?

    Did it ever work right?
     

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